One Springfield school could start the new school year with a new name.
Staff at Matheny-Withrow School are asking the school board for permission to change their name to just Matheny. That was the name of the school before it was moved into the former Withrow building.
Both Matheny and Withrow are local historical figures… W.O. Withrow was a longtime educator, while James Matheny was one of the city’s founders and a friend of Abraham Lincoln.
The school board will consider the name change next month.